Two moderate earthquakes shake northwest Colorado

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Published Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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by Chris Sorensen

An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter Scale struck near Glenwood Springs in Garfield County Tuesday morning. It was followed by a 3.6 quake northeast of the city.

The first quake was centered less than a mile northeast of Glenwood Springs, or about 67 miles south of Steamboat Springs, and occurred at 3:02 a.m. according to the United States Geological Survey. It occurred at a depth of about three miles.

The second quake, centered about three miles northwest of the city at a similar depth, was recorded at 4:13 a.m.

Nearly 100 people have reported feeling one or both earthquakes. There are no immediate reports of injuries or major damages. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.